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View Poll Results: Masterpiece Dirge - worth getting?
And finish off all the Seekers? Hells yeah! 6 66.67%
Only if WAY cheaper than he is now 1 11.11%
Only if... 0 0%
Na 2 22.22%
Dirge is the swansong of this mold 0 0%
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Old 15th June 2017, 08:46 PM
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Default Toy Review - MP 11-ND Dirge

DIRGE
Series - Masterpiece
Sub-line - none
Size/class - n/a
New/remould/redeco - remould/redeco
Wave - n/a (MP-11NR)
Released here - released in Japan in May 2017
Approximate Retail Price - Bloody Expensive!
Approximate Size - 24cm
Allegiance - Decepticon
Alt-mode - Delta-winged F-15
Main Colours - Blue, Grey, Brown
Main Accessories - Hologram Dr Archeville, 2 missiles.





Robot Mode


Despite being pretty much the same figure, for some reason Dirge strikes me as less stocky than see MP Thrust. The colours are quite good though I would have preferred to see a pure black like the toy rather than dark grey like the cartoon. He has the guns that most of the Seekers shared in the cartoon but these can be covered by bigger guns to resemble the machine guns that the toy had. These have been retooled from MP Ramjets rockets so are slightly different but overall look too big and bulky and resemble missiles rather than machine guns. Dirge is as poseable as any of the other MP seekers but there have been no real improvements. At least the missile racks built into his chest make sense as opposed to the likes of some other Seekers since he actually did deploy missiles from there in at least one episode.

Vehicle Mode


A faithful representation of the character from both the G1 cartoon and the toy. Dirge has the Decepticon emblem on his nosecone that the toy had but the ones on his wings are smaller than both the original toy and its cartoon depiction. The guns can be repositioned under the wings but again they really needed to be smaller. You can put (yet another) holographic Dr Archeville in the cockpit but I really would have preferred to see Shawn Berger, since he did go for a ride in Dirge at one point.

Overall
This is the most expensive MP Seeker figure to date that wasn’t a variant of one that has already been done. That combined with the fact that Dirge was not hugely popular means that this will be a miss for a lot of folk. But if you are a MP or Seeker completionist or otherwise, like me, are one of the few Dirge fans out there then this is a nice way to end the Masterpiece Seeker line and will complete your collection nicely.


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Old 15th June 2017, 11:33 PM
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Any issue with loose hips?
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Old 16th June 2017, 12:02 AM
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As a warning to other collectors, DO NOT try to flap the little ends of his wings, even though they look flappable and will...it can cause damage, massive stress fractures on both of mine's sides, coulda cracked but I got lucky, a bit of a rub and they're sorta ok...its because the panel lines on the topside of the wings leave the plastic thin, it doesn't change the look of him in either mode anyway, I just thought...they looked moveable, d'oh!

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Any issue with loose hips?
About the same as any other seeker but not to thrust's extent, he's the better of the trio
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Old 16th June 2017, 01:44 PM
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I pre-ordered mine from a certain dealer of dubious reputation so... not sure if I'll ever receive it.
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It's a nice figure, probably my favourite of the MP Conehead's. After transforming Starscream recently I have no interest transforming this or any other of the seekers, it's just so finicky. But the Coneheads in bot mode look great altogether.
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It's a nice figure, probably my favourite of the MP Conehead's. After transforming Starscream recently I have no interest transforming this or any other of the seekers, it's just so finicky. But the Coneheads in bot mode look great altogether.
They all look the same to me in their boxes
But Dirge is definitely one of my favourites thus far.
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Sigh duplicate here I come.

If pc ever delivers, fine I am technically in the express line . Seeing I have not gotten a single item since 6 months, who am I kidding.

I think dirge looks a lot better than thrust.
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It's a nice figure, probably my favourite of the MP Conehead's. After transforming Starscream recently I have no interest transforming this or any other of the seekers, it's just so finicky. But the Coneheads in bot mode look great altogether.
I'm actually pretty well rehersed in the seeker mould. Only takes me a few minutes to go from bot/jet and back again.
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